GIORGIO AND MARTY, TOGETHER AGAIN: Get ready for a new Giorgio Armani-Martin Scorsese movie. The designer and the director — who collaborated on an Armani documentary, “Made in Milan,” several years ago — are ready to embark on what is being described as “a major film project.” Details will be announced Thursday at a press conference in Milan.
NEW MODELS: Are Chandra and Carolyn the new Linda and Christy? The dearth of supermodels here is leaving room for newcomers. Stella Tennant signed an exclusive with Chanel; Shalom and Amber aren’t coming, although Versace may lure Amber for his Thursday show. Krizia flew in 40 girls from China, where Mariuccia Mandelli recently staged a fashion show. Each model will be paid a mere $300 per show, but Krizia head Aldo Pinto said that, by the time he’s paid them for two shows, airfare and accomodations, the savings will be minimal.
On Wednesday, Pinto and Mandelli will host a lunch for Woody Allen, who’s in town with his New Orleans jazz band. “He’s a nice guy,” Pinto said. “He likes coming here because he says the Italians appreciate his playing.”
SECURITY CRACKDOWN: Giorgio Armani is holding three shows this season because Milan’s fire wardens are finally cracking down on overcrowding. The Maestro has eliminated standing room and removed several rows of seats in his Borgonuovo theater. “I don’t want to have any problems,” said Armani Sunday, during a cocktail party at Palazzo Reale, where he’s co-sponsoring an exhibit of Impressionist art from Moscow’s Pushkin Museum. “I want to make sure I’m respecting the rules.”